potato po-tah-to

Kids can be so lame in the summer.
Constant video and computer games!
"Potato Heads" is what we call it around here...

When left too long unattended, body snatchers invade their human forms.

During the school season our rule is that they can't play them until after the sun goes down (and homework is done). But during an AZ summer even we (the parents) know that rule is horse crap. The sun isn't down until 8, and it is down right torture to be outside between 12 and 2. This week we started "media bucks" (which i think is a really dumb name but it works for now). Since my kids aren't very good at visualizing the goals and value of saving their allowance through chores, they lose motivation to get them done. Now they can now also get an instantly useable media time voucher. Hooray! (Reading can also earn these said vouchers) It gives them daily purpose. And since the "bucks" are always burning holes in their pockets they are constantly aware of new things that can be done around the house to earn more. Less chores for me!

Yesterday morning instead of waking up to cartoon watching (which I'm fine with and is "free" until 10ish) I woke up to Elyott and Sheamus quietly reading. yes READING! Like little angels! Little ulterior motivated angels...but angels nonetheless. 
Here is the PDF i made just in case your electronic addicted zombies children are making you bonkers too.

ten minutes pdf
five minutes pdf
blank minutes pdf

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Christallion said...

You're a slave driver, that's what you are! I don't know what I would have done if Mom made me do chores ;) hahaha

Megan Marie said...

i'm with you on this one! AND you are so beautiful.

Renee said...

Good idea. Better idea? Quicken for Media Bucks. Then i don't have to do any work at all.

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